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Project by Allison posted 11-16-2008 01:54 AM 3511 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here at LJ’s awhile back I posted a gag gift I gave my son and his wife for Christmas. It can be found here. It was called a “Buck Saw” It is from a designer who has his projects in Creative Wood works and Crafts magazine, and his projects and patterns are always fun and “different” than the norm that you find in these magazines. He has several others also and I would like to make them all. I had made two of the Buck saws for 2 of my sons, and I also made two of these “Table saws.” I was out walking around my town today and stopped by my sons house and I had my camera so I decided to take a picture of it and post it here. These were just fun. I was not even trying to be perfect with these projects. I just wanted to share them as I love these sorts of “fun” patterns once in awhile. And my boys seem to like them, They are already wondering what “gag” they will get this Christmas! The “saw ” handle is made from my sons own apple tree that they had to do some major pruning on awhile back. I left the piece just the way it was instead of trying to cut out the “bad” piece or plane it down and off. I was hoping this would not bug them. On the contrary they said they were glad I did it that way. Now of course I am his mother, so I suppose he would not say “hey mom you idiot! Why didn’t you plane off the bad piece” LOL!!! The table top is also from their apple tree, and the legs were already made and just cut in half from one of those coffee cup accordion style holders you see in dollar stores.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!





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#1 posted 11-16-2008 02:02 AM

Hey Allison – Thats cool never seen one like this, maybe you should have used real saw for back, would have been a chair and back scratcher combo. LOL

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 11-16-2008 02:54 AM

Cute!

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#3 posted 11-16-2008 02:56 AM

Very nifty idea Allison. Don’t worry about the “bad piece” it adds to the visual appeal.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 11-16-2008 03:36 AM

I love it Allison!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#5 posted 11-16-2008 03:58 AM

Nice….....!
Have you decided which one is for cross cutting (gal) and which is ripping (boy)?

Great work Allison!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 11-16-2008 04:43 AM

Table…saw. My brain is really gone. I had to look at this twice before it sunk in. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 11-16-2008 10:08 AM

This is just one. I turned it around so the piece of wood from the apple tree could show how different both sides are from each other

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#8 posted 11-16-2008 11:49 AM

Ha ha ha…you did a “magic mondo”..LOL

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 11-16-2008 11:54 AM

What a fun gift. Great idea.

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#10 posted 11-16-2008 04:11 PM

I probably works better than my table saw. GREAT WORK!

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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#11 posted 11-20-2008 07:53 AM

LOL …this is great because I needed a good laugh and I thank you for posting this little treasure , Allison : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 11-22-2008 04:43 AM

That’s Great.

I love it, would not have thought of it myself…

That’s pretty wicked.

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#13 posted 04-14-2009 06:35 PM

Hee hee cool idea

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#14 posted 01-26-2011 09:07 AM

That’s real cool, lucky boys.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#15 posted 04-24-2013 07:57 AM

Pretty nice.

-- Leonard H.

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